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Military and Veterans Services


UCM recognizes and values the commitment veterans, active-duty service members and their families make to our country. That’s why we are committed to finding ways to serve you in return. Whether you’re a military dependent, a veteran navigating life after the military, or an active-duty service member looking to jumpstart your future, we are dedicated to providing a military-friendly approach to education so you can reach your goals. In fact, UCM has been named a 2020 Top College for Veterans by College Factual, has earned a Military Friendly® School designation by VIQTORY and was named as a Best College for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report!


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Connect With Fellow Military Affiliated Students

One way to make a smooth transition from military life to college life is by connecting with like-minded students who share your interests. UCM’s Military and Veterans Success Center provides you with a supportive environment and connects you with:

  • Fellow military affilated students
  • Military-specific benefits
  • Study groups
  • Dedicated staff members
  • A computer lab and family room
  • Free printing
  • Processing for VA, military tuition assistance and military transcripts

Take Advantage of Military-Specific Benefits

UCM offers many unique benefits for military members and their families, including:

  • Tuition assistance and acceptance of GI Bill® benefits
  • In-State Rates for Military, Veterans, and Dependents. 
  • Graduate application fee waived.
  • Exemption from the New Student Fee (using TA or VA benefits)
  • Exemption from mandatory general student fees (using TA or VA benefits)
  • FREE parking permit (using TA or VA benefits)
  • Priority early course enrollment for all military members, veterans and dependents
  • Undergraduate courses will be reduced to $250 with the Active Military Tuition Rate for actively serving military members
  • FREE evaluation of military training and experience for college credit
  • FREE access to UCM’s Multipurpose Building with military ID
  • FREE admission to all UCM home sporting events with military ID
  • Access to UCM’s Military and Veterans Success Center
  • A convenient UCM-Whiteman Site Office and access to student services at Whiteman AFB
  • AU-ABC Programming  with the Community College of the Air Force



Learn More about Military and Veterans Services Here



Meet Our Staff


Courtney Swoboda

Director of Military and Veteran Services
Military and Veteran Services
UN 117
(660) 543-8776


Vanessa Michel

Coordinator of Certifications and Academic Transition
Military and Veteran Services
UN 117
(660) 543-8776


Courtney Irvine

Whiteman AFB Site Coordinator
Military and Veteran Services
UN 117
(660) 543-4464


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


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